|Mary Stuart - Friedrich Schiller|
LibriVox recording of Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller (translated by Joseph Mellish). Schiller's tragedy depicts the final days of Mary, Queen of Scots, who has been imprisoned by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, because of her potential claim on the English throne. The action of the play revolves around an attempt to rescue Mary from prison and Elizabeth's indecision over whether or not to have her executed...
Keywords: librivox; audio; drama; schiller; mary stuart
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|The Bells of San Juan - Jackson Gregory|
LibriVox recording of The Bells of San Juan, by Jackson Gregory. Read by Mike Vendetti. Rod Norton is a lawman in a land where bandits and criminals make their own rules. Risking his life for justice and a future with the woman he loves, mortal danger awaits. For Norton and those in peril, the Bells of San Juan will chime. (Summary by Betty M.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriV...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Western; fiction; lawmen; Jackson Gregory
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|The death of the gods - Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich, 1865-1941|
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|The Iron Heel - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of The Iron Heel, by Jack London. Read by Matt Soar. The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. It chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 1970s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; jack london; iron heel; science fiction
Downloads: 29,560 (4 reviews)
|The Financier - Theodore Dreiser|
LibriVox recording of The Financier, by Theodore Dreiser. Read by Richard Kilmer. In Philadelphia, Frank Cowperwood, whose father is a banker, makes his first money by buying cheap soaps on the market and selling it back with profit to a grocer. Later, he gets a job in Henry Waterman & Company, and leaves it for Tighe & Company. He also marries an affluent widow, in spite of his young age. Over the years, he starts embezzling municipal funds...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction
Downloads: 9,932 (3 reviews)
|Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser|
Librivox recording of Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945) was an American author of the naturalist school, known for dealing with the gritty reality of life. Sister Carrie (1900) is his first novel and tells the story of a young country girl who moves to the big city (Chicago) where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to powerful men and later as a famous actress...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; American literature; fiction
Downloads: 61,096 (3 reviews)
|The Innocence of Father Brown - G. K. Chesterton|
Librivox recording of The Innocence of Father Brown, by G. K. Chesteron. Read by Brian Roberg. The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown's ability to uncover the truth behind the mystery continually surpasses that of the "experts" around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest's unimpressive outward appearance and, often, by their o...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 158,677 (6 reviews)
|Metamorphoses - Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)|
LibriVox recording of Metamorphoses, by Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid). Read by Librivox volunteers. The Metamorphoses of Ovid is probably one of the best known, certainly one of the most influential works of the Ancient world. It consists of a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world through mythological tales, starting with a cosmogony and finishing with the deification of Julius Caesar...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Latin literature; Ovid; Metamorphoses; mythology
Downloads: 34,188 (4 reviews)
|War and Peace, Book 01: 1805 - Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)|
Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 01, by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels...
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Downloads: 437,072 (4 reviews)
|Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope. This is the second in Trollope’s ‘Barsetshire’ series of novels. The later novels in the series move away from Barchester itself but 'Barchester Towers' is very much a sequel to the first book ‘The Warden’, which is also available from Librivox.The old bishop dies, the archdeacon, Dr. Grantly fails to succeed him and a new bishop, Dr...
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Downloads: 142,514 (6 reviews)